The Christian religion has its place, but it can never be a substitute in place of a heart being right with God.
“These people do honor me with their lips, but their HEARTS are far from me.”
“Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the HEART.
“If with all your HEART you truly seek me, you shall ever surely find me.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your HEART and lean not on your own understanding.
“Love the Lord your God with all your HEART, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
“The matter of the HEART is the HEART of the matter.”
It is impossible to love God with all one’s heart and retain attachments to things in this world.
The rich young ruler found that out and turned away sorrowful. His attachments to this world were too much to give up for eternal life.
As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.